I was recently selected to direct commission and was told to start thinking about where I wanted to PCS. I want to know where are some typical duty locations and assignments for a 70B so I can realistically build my wish list.
Posted 3 y ago
I too was a DAP for 70B, several years ago. I recommend looking at locations with Medical Brigades, Combat Support Hospital/Field Hospitals, and Military Treatment Facilities. You should seek a Platoon Leader Position first, then you can either continue as an XO or take a Staff assignment. Examples are Patient Admin, Brigade Medical Supply Officer, Medical Operations Officer, Deputy S-6 for a CSH (Or Information Management Division in an MTF). You should really start exploring the AOCs now so you can link assignments with what you would like to do once the designation process starts at 6-8 years of Commissioned Service. I’m a 70K and wish that someone (mentor in the MSC) would have spoken to me about all the developmental assignments I could have looked into before designating. Are you going Active Duty? I thought those slots were gone and only USAR was available. Lastly, education plays a huge role in what you will designate as. MBA, MHA, MSIT, MS in planning and operations. Let me know if you have any more questions, I’m happy to assist.
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